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Monday, February 1, 2016
Elephant poachers in Tanzania fired on a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission, killing the British pilot, a conservation group said.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The U.N. secretary-general expressed shame Saturday over allegations that U.N. peacekeepers and foreign troops sexually abused children in Central African Republic.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including what could be the youngest victim yet -- a 7-year-old girl who said she performed sexual acts in exchange for water and cookies.
When a delegation of South Sudanese rebels returned to the government-controlled capital Juba last month after two years of war, Nyajok Koat thought she would finally return to the home she fled when the fighting began.
New satellite images, video footage and witness accounts show that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves, Amnesty International said Friday.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo unleashed a wave of deadly violence targeting political opponents in a doomed attempt to cling to power after losing a 2010 election runoff, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Thursday as the court's landmark first trial of an ex-head of state got underway.
Ex-Ivory Coast leader pleads not guilty
Multiple suicide bombings have killed 15 civilians and a soldier and the toll is expected to rise among those critically wounded in the Chibok, community leaders said Thursday in the town from which Boko Haram kidnapped scores of schoolgirls almost two years ago.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Some of the more than 3,000 refugees fleeing renewed fighting in Mozambique have accused government troops of killings, sexual assaults and razing villages suspected of harboring opposition fighters, according to a journalist who visited the refugees in Malawi. The Mozambican government denies the charges.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Libya's internationally recognized parliament on Monday rejected a U.N.-sponsored unity government with rival authorities based in Tripoli, dealing a blow to months of efforts aimed at bridging a political divide that has undermined the fight against Islamic militants.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Egypt marks fifth anniversary of uprising against Hosni Mubarak
Egypt on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak but failed to bring about the goals of democracy and freedom the young activists who spearheaded the "revolution" had espoused.
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